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  • Colour Me Mindful Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781407250168 - Anastasia Catris
    CMEM

    Anastasia Catris

    • £3.99
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    • Just £1.33 per book
    Colouring books for adults have been hugely popular with Book People customers and this gorgeous set is packed with intricately detailed bird, underwater and tropical line art to de-stress and get creative with.

    Proven to help practise mindfulness, which in itself is a valuable tool for de-stressing, this satisfying and wonderfully low-tech collection of books is great for being creative while completely switching off.

    With over 150 scenes to demonstrate your creative flair, you will be creating your very own stress-free masterpieces in next to no time at all.
  • QRKL

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    Colouring in is becoming more and more popular with adults of all ages, so why not give Querkles - a similar concept to colour-by-number - a try?

    Designed by Thomas Pavitte - the graphic designer behind our popular 1,000 Dot-to-Dot books - Querkles may appear to just be a random assortment of overlapping circles but when you colour them in, famous faces start to appear...

    With 20 great portraits - ranging from Mona Lisa to Captain Jack Sparrow - embedded in the puzzles, this book offers a great way for people of all ages to both relax and get creative!
  • SEWU

    Debbie Shore

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    In Sew Useful, Book People favourite Debbie Shore shows you how to create storage solutions that will help keep the home neat, tidy and beautifully organised...

    With photographs and easy-to-follow instructions, all the projects can be made using a basic sewing machine and they range from storage cubes to drawstring toy bags, garment covers, tablet covers, a laundry bag and even a heat-proof pouch for hair straighteners.

    Add a home-made touch to your storage solutions with the practical yet beautiful projects from Debbie Shore!
  • Hello Crafting Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781910231463
    HCPK
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    • Just £1.66 per book
    Say 'hello' to a brand new hobby with this three-book collection of craft titles - you'll be hooked in no time!

    Crafting is becoming more and more popular by the day and this set of books provides the perfect introduction to to crochet, sewing and knitting for novice crafters - as well as a wealth of inspiration for experts.

    Packed with step-by-step instructions for 45 individual project patterns to sew, knit and crochet, this collection of full-colour books will have readers hooked and making beautiful gifts for friends and family in no time at all.

  • HWSM

    Marie Clayton

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    Marie Clayton's How to Use a Sewing Machine is a beginner's manual that will help any would-be sewer get to know their machine and learn all the basic maintenance and techniques they will need.

    Offering advice on seams, hems, zips, buttonholes and much more, the book will help you do everything from choosing a machine to setting it up and it also covers all the basic dressmaking techniques.

    With this book, you can create a whole new wardrobe from scratch, make stylish curtains and cushions and carry out simple repairs. With its jargon-busting glossary and troubleshooting section, you'll be an expert in tackling gathers and pleats and embroidery, applique, patchwork and quilting!
  • STOS

    Claire Buckley

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    Giving you all the techniques and confidence you need to make decorative and practical pieces, Start to Stitch is a fun and enjoyable introduction to textile crafts!

    With projects including cushions, bags and mobile phone cosies, the book will help you master the methods of four classic textile crafts - embroidery, applique, quilting and patchwork. Alongside the easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, there is also advice on which materials are best to use.

    Written by experts Claire Buckley, Miriam Edwards and Nancy Nicholson, this is a super craft book with a wide variety of projects and variations - ideal for beginner stitchers!
  • Colouring for Grown-ups Set - 2 Books - Collection - 9781782434504
    CFGU
    (5)
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    • Just £2.50 per book
    Think colouring in is just for kids? Think again! Colouring has been established as a great way for all ages to unwind, relax and get creative and this two-book set of grown-up colouring books is bursting with beautiful and intricate illustrations that are waiting to be completed.

    The perfect size to fit in a handbag or rucksack so they can easily go with you wherever you go, the patterns featured in the two adult colouring books are tremendously detailed and will help anyone unwind at the end of a long day or make a lengthy journey go quicker.

    From floral delights to patterns, swirls and geometric wonders, the books provide a wide-ranging selection of projects to colour in any way you like!

  • GBSP
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    An accompaniment to the hit BBC series presented by Claudia Winkleman and judged by Patrick Grant and May Martin, The Great British Sewing Bee: Sew Your Own Wardrobe is a practical sewing book brimming with fantastic projects, including a core of wardrobe essentials including a pencil skirt, easy T-shirt top and a wrap dress.

    Menswear and retro garments are also included, as well as a fun selection of designs for babies and small children.

    Dress sizes range from 8 to 18 and the book is full of inspiring photography so you know exactly what you're looking for - and the included pattern pack, containing five full-size pattern sheets, makes creating your wardrobe even easier.
  • BTKN
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    Filled with techniques, patterns and plenty of inspiration, Baby & Toddler Knits Made Easy will help you create truly unique gifts for young children. Featuring patterns for both boys and girls and ranging from newborn babies to toddlers, the 50+ projects in this brilliant DK book includes essential knits for tots like scarves and hats, as well as more ambitious projects like toys and bunting. The step-by-step instructions and clear photographs mean even beginner knitters can complete the book's tasks as they learn the basics about tools and yarns. Experienced makers will be just as satisfied with the more challenging patterns too. A wonderfully presented DK book bursting with gorgeous gift ideas.
  • AFMG

    Andrew Paciorek

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    Colouring books for grown-ups have proven to be very popular and are ideal for relaxing and keeping your mind at ease... Art for Mindfulness: Geometrics is a book that can help you find your inner artist and colour your way to a better state of mind and more focus!

    Whether you want to calm things down after a long and hectic day at work or just want to rediscover one of your favourite childhood hobbies, the book's patterns have been specially designed to help you unlock your creativity.

    A great way to de-stress... So grab your colouring pencils, crayons or felt-tip pens and get colouring today!
  • CROB

    Nicki Trench

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    Learn how to make the most from your crochet equipment, yarns and more with Crochet Basics - an invaluable guide for those new to the joys of the wonderful art of crochet.

    A comprehensive guide that removes the mystery surrounding crochet for first-time stitchers, the book holds the hands of novices who are new to the nation's new favourite hobby as they begin to explore the complexities of crochet with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions. Starting with an essential overview of need-to-know techniques, the craft book will show readers how to stitch simple squares and have them creating their own garments in no time at all.

    There is also information on the basic crochet kit you will need, alongside advice on the best yarns to use and much more besides. The chapters eventually build into a complete, 20-workshop crochet course, with instructions on how to make everything from cushions, throws, stylish accessories, clothes and more...
  • How to Draw Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781782212898 - Authors vary
    HTDS

    Authors vary

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    • Just £1.00 per book
    Whatever your skill level, we're sure you'll love learning how to draw a variety of exciting subjects with this excellent-value introduction to illustrating!

    Among the topics included in this collection are people, wild animals, trees, dogs, and cats - meaning if you work through all the books you'll become a jack of all trades when it comes to drawing!

    With a simple, step-by-step drawing method to follow throughout each detailed book, this collection is great either if you're a beginner artist or if you're looking to brush up on your artistic skills.

  • THKN

    Melanie Porter

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    With projects for both Baby's Room and Toddler's room, Melanie Porter's The Hand-knitted Nursery provides you with 35 brilliant patterns to choose from to create a cosy and colourful nursery.

    The baby projects are inspired by vintage colour palettes and include clothes, toys, hats, booties and mittens, while the toddler ones have more contemporary designs. The patterns can cover baskets, hooks and coat hangers, as well as blankets, rugs and cushions.

    The techniques section covers the basics of knitting for beginners and acts as a helpful reference guide for those who are more experienced.
  • HTMS

    Sally Hornsey

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    Using traditional methods that incorporate both moisturising oils and butters, How to Make Your Own Soap presents readers with a wealth of soap recipes - in traditional bars, liquid or cream form.

    Including step-by-step instructions, stunning photographs and even packaging ideas for gifting your new creations to friends and family, the book teaches how to make soaps from scratch using natural products rather than purchasing commercial alternatives.

    A creative and health-promoting hobby, soap making is a hot new trend amongst hobbyists that shows no signs of slowing.
  • XULCC
    (2)
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    This is the collection anyone looking for a new hobby has been waiting for - the Book People's Ultimate Craft Collection! Available at an unbeatable price, the books offer step-by-step advice on everything from dressmaking to flower arranging, paper crafts and so much more.

    Written by the experts at DK, the books are sure to delight anyone with some creative flair. The step-by-step instructions and illustrations will give you all you need to make the most of your new hobby. A wide-ranging collection full of craft ideas, there are also books covering crochet, knitting, Christmas crafts, home crafts and stitches.

    Slipcase not included.
  • DCTY

    Thomas Pavitte

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    We built this city... We built this city on dot-to-dots!

    Part of the creative craze sweeping the world, adults are enjoying fun and relaxing 'children's' activities like colouring in and drawing once more and The 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book: Cityscapes has 20 incredible drawings of cities and their landmarks that can be brought to life by you joining the dots.

    Illustrated by Thomas Pavitte - the graphic designer responsible for the most complex dot-to-dot puzzle ever devised - the book features major cities like New York, Paris and London rendered in extraordinary detail. With its perforated pages, the book gives you the chance to hang your cool new pictures up on your wall, too!
  • MCRO

    Mollie Makes

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    The team at Mollie Makes, one of the country's most popular lifestyle and craft magazines, present a variety of beautiful crochet projects in this amazing hardback book.

    Aimed at complete beginners who want to hone their skills, the book is also suitable for those looking to move on after their first successful projects. With ideas including crocheted blankets, cushions, toys and gifts as well as accessories and pieces for around the home, the book also includes ways you can embellish existing items too.

    Each stitch comes with clear instructions and illustrations to make sure your projects are beautiful and there is also advice on how to use different techniques.
  • GRIT

    Aneeta Patel

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    This full-colour hardback is a tried-and-tested guide for beginner knitters who are starting their knitting journey and then looking for follow-up projects that will provide the perfect challenge to test and practise their new skills.

    You can learn how to make that all-important first scarf and then progress far beyond that as your knitting confidence grows with every creation.

    Increase your ambition and make beautiful home-made designs you'll be proud to display around your home and give to others as charming gifts with this invaluable guide to knitting for those who are completely new to the timeless and very practical craft.

    A great way to get to grips with the absolute basics of knitting!
  • How to Paint Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781600587245
    HTPS
    (1)
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    From still life to portraits, this 10-book collection will help you learn how to paint in style using oils and acrylics. Covering all the basics of painting, the books feature progressive visual demonstations and expert advice to help you get to grips with a paintbrush in the right way.

    There are step-by-step lessons featured in all the books too, helping you learn how to paint spectacular landscapes, sunsets, clouds and skyscapes, pet portraits, oceans and seascapes and flowers.

    There is also advice on setting up a studio, selecting tools and materials and learning the tips, tricks and techniques for the different styles of painting. A perfect starter library for a budding artist!

    Please note these books are dedicated to oil and acrylic painting.
  • KTBA

    Tracey Lord

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    A great book for first-time knitters, Knitting Basics provides step-by-step instructions that will help you become an expert with a needle and thread!

    Starting with casting on, garter stitch and casting off, the book has 20 workshops that will show you the different stitches and techniques you will need - as well as colour artworks to show how everything is done!

    As you progress, you'll also have the chance to learn how to read patterns, how to join pieces and how to knit in the round. Among the projects you'll soon be creating are table runners, a child's jumper and textured throw!
  • AKFK

    Amanda Berry

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    From those who are just starting out knitting to those at a more advanced level, Animal Knits for Kids provides a range of knitting projects for babies and little ones - from a safari outfit to jungle creatures and animals who live under the sea!

    With each chapter travelling around a different zone from the zoo, you'll find plenty of inspiration for bright baby clothing and accessories. Many of the projects will take less than a day to complete, while there are also bigger projects for the more adventurous knitter. There is also guidance and hints on how to master a number of techniques so that the projects can be finished in style.

    As well as all this, the book also gives advice on what should be your basic tool kit and notes on safety and conversion charts.
  • QLTN

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    With over 40 projects to try your hand at, The Quilting Book is a craft book that will tell you everything you need to know about mastering quilting, patchwork and applique.

    From cushions and bags to full-sized quilts, the book even contains 100 individual patterns for quilt blocks that will form the foundation of any patchwork project.

    If you're new to the world of quilting, the book will teach you how to make a quilt with its pictures, step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow tutorials, while those who are more experienced will be able to learn some new skills to help make something spectacular.

    A brilliant book to help you make unique quilts!
  • LCIC
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    Build your skills, gain confidence and learn how to make a foundation chain and crochet your first stitches in A Little Course in Crochet. From the experts at DK, the book has a number of easy step-by-step projects and explains all the basics in an accessible style. Starting simple, the handbook will help you master the basic stitches, enabling you to create colourful bracelets and mobile phone covers and then build on these skills by mastering more tricky projects like cushion covers, hats and square blankets before. Finally, you'll be able to take your new-found skills further and crochet shopping bags, cuddly children's toys and even cardigans for babies.
  • DTDB

    Thomas Pavitte

    (1)
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    Who said dot-to-dots were only for children? This comprehensive collection of intricate and complex dot-to-dot patterns features 1,000 dots in each pattern to build your concentration and keep you focused for a satisfyingly long time.

    The unique puzzles presented on extra large pages take on Thomas Pavitte's unique style and recreate people and portraits in dot form. So not only will you have plenty of fun completing the pictures, but the finished illustrations will be impressive enough to display on your wall, too!